Understand the different ways to access Spotlight and search your Mac
Choose or change the categories for searching
Prevent selected folders from being searched
Expand the search with metadata
Add searchable keywords to files
Create Smart Folders
Take advantage of Spotlight in other applications
Spotlight is not just a search feature—it’s a way of working with your Mac. Once you get accustomed to its speed, versatility, and usefulness, you’ll find yourself using Spotlight regularly to find and open files instead of opening and closing folders and windows.
Spotlight searches for more than just file names. It can search for keywords and comments you type into a file’s Get Info window, and ...